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CapFilm: Firebird

50 N George Street, York, PA 17401

January 27, 2023

7 p.m.


Presented by: Appell Center for the Performing Arts

Location: Appell Center for the Performing Arts


Based on a true story, Firebird is a passionate love story set during the Cold War against the backdrop of a Soviet Air Force base during late 1970s Communist rule. Sergey (Tom Prior), a soulful, young soldier who dreams of becoming an actor in Moscow, is counting the days until his military service ends. His life is turned upside down when he locks eyes with Roman (Oleg Zagorodnii), a sexy, enigmatic ace fighter pilot newly assigned to his base. Driven by their undeniable attraction, Sergey and Roman navigate the precarious line between love and friendship at a time when Soviet men in uniform caught having a sexual affair was met with the severest punishment. As their friendship grows into love, the men risk their freedom and their lives to be together in the face of an all-seeing Soviet regime.

$5 from every ticket purchased will benefit the work and mission of Rainbow Rose Center, serving York County's LGBTQIA+ Community.